On Thursday, there will be a special discussion held to discuss the issue of education inequality in America. Alum Hannah Gay ’06 wrote a wespeak published in today’s Argus about her work as a teacher with Teach for America and what motivations compelled her to do so:
“I chose, upon my graduation last year, to tackle what I believe to be one of the greatest injustices affecting our country today. I learned in the halls of PAC that with education comes civic and social responsibility, that adequate education of a society is essential to a true democracy.”
Hannah, along with several other education professionals, will be sitting down to talk about how low-income students are short-changed in the current education system and what can be done to change it. The discussion is for anyone who wants to learn more about how class affects your educational and life opportunities as well as anyone who who wants to learn more about Teach for America and other programs like it and the impact they have on low-income students.
Free pizza will be provided. Have some dinner and learn something new.
Date: Thursday, February 8
Place: Woodhead Lounge (next to the Science Library)